The Nurses and Hypochondriacs Podcast
By Ersilia Pompilio
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Nurses and hypochondriacs... the podcast that brings nurse experts, patients, and hypochondriacs together to discuss hot topics in health care!
||ExplicitCadavers... A Curious Conversation With Mary Roach||Have you ever thought about what happens to your body after you die? Would you ever eat a 'mellified man?" or Donate your body to science so that your brain can be studied? In part 3 of our Halloween episode we talk about the curious lives of human cad||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitI See Dead People||"I See Dead People... Walking around like regular people! They don't know that they are dead!" In this episode we continue with our Halloween series and explore the paranormal. Reports of supernatural experiences in hospitals by nurses and doctors are o||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Terrors Of Salmonella||Salmonella...It's that bacteria that makes people sick, and causes one of the most common enteric (intestinal) infections in the United States – salmonellosis. It's known to have killed Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. and the whole Aztec civilzation i||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSex Addiction And Other Things||What do John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Jada Pinckett Smith have in common? Sex Addiction! Is Sex Addiction actually a thing? The DSMV criteria does not recognize it in it's comprehensible list of diagnosable disorders. Many argue that it's a ch||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCats vs Kids? Who Would You Choose To Throw Off A Plane?||Cats Vs Kids? Who would you choose to throw off a plane? A 15 year old teenager recently picked a bad day to fly on Alaska Airlines. An 'emotional support cat' was also on the flight and the teen has severe allergies to cats! Well, the teen was asked to||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLearning To Take It, How I Grew To Accept Abuse||Child sexual abuse is a serious public health problem facing society. The female Olympic sex abuse scandal, 300 Pennsylvania Catholic Priests sexually abused over 1000 children, and a USC gynaecologist is accused of sexually molesting more than 30 stude||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNarcissist, Sociopaths, And Psychopaths...Oh My!||These days the new "N" word is Narcissism. The Selfie. Reality TV. Social Media. What's Your Brand? Am I fabulous? Is our society becoming more and more insecure as we go on? Is Narcissism the new epidemic? Is it one of the many reasons so many marriage||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEeew! Don't Wash And Reuse Your Condoms!||Yes, there are people who wash and resue their condoms, and the CDC wants them to stop! "We say it because people do it!" tweeted the CDC in late July 2018, and now it's freshly traumatizing people! There is a sudden rise in STD's: Chlamydia, gonorrhea||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPassing The Dutchie: The Legalization Of Medicinal Marijuana (Cannabis) Part 1||This generation... rules the nation! Medicinal Cannabis is now legal in California and 30 other states! Cannabis still remains a mystery to healthcare providers. Many of them don't know enough about the drug in order to educate their patients. Even thou||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSuicide: Food, Fashion, and Fame||For centuries mental illness has been taboo in our society. The recent suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have created a media frenzy around the topic.Why would someone with fame and fortune it all up and take their life? Award winning writer,||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFrequent Fliers And Other Annoying Things That Happen In Hospitals||Pen stealing at a hospital is a serious annoyance! But what happens when Shaquile O'Neil steals your pen for the third time in a row? Oscar Sagastume, (Storyteller, Moth Winner, Prodcuer "Tinsel Town" and many other storytelling shows) shares his "frequ||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCircumcision: Cut It Or Leave It (Part 2)||"It's foreskin from a Korean Baby!" remarked Ellen Degenres as she yucked it up revealing Sandra Bullocks new skin care regimen! On part 2 Circumcision: Cut It Or Leave It, Dr. George Denniston former Associate Medical Director of the Planned Parenthood||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThat Difficult Conversation Called Death: Hospice and Palliative Care (Part 2)||Death, it's gotten political lately! Senator John Mc Cain is planning his funeral, Mike Pence is invited, but President Donald Trump is not! Who would you want at your funeral? In this episode Part 2 of "That Difficult Conversation Called Death," we joi||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThat Difficult Conversation Called Death: Hospice and Palliative Care (Part 1)||Barbara Busch recently made headlines with her death. Not because it was one of those typical celebrity deaths: suicide, heroine overdose or taxes! But because in the days leading up to her death she chose comfort care, also know as palliative care, and||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCircumcision: Cut It Or Leave It (Part 1)||It's been banned in the Netherlands, Iceland is on the verge of making it a crime, and Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill in 2015 making it illegal in California! Some see it as a commandment from God, or a right of passage while others consider it geni||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPornography and The Teenage Brain||"I've seen this in 'Porn' Do you want to try it?" An estimated 50% of all internet traffic is related to sex! Pornography is becoming a mass phenomena. Teenagers are turning to porn to learn about sex. Research shows that pornography is affecting adoles||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSex, Tide Pods, And Shootings||Sex, Tide Pods, and Shootings... These are just some of the issues affecting teens in the United States causing a media frenzy these days! Join me and my guest Kim T. Cook RN, CHES, President of the Illinois School Health Association and author of Teen||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFlu-Pocalypse||Flu-Pocalypse is taking over the World! The Flu of 2017- 18 is causing mass wide spread hysteria! A pandemic illness with hospitals becoming overwhelmed with mass amounts of patients! There have been numerous deaths attributed to this years flu virus bo||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFever, Valley Fever... The Mysterious Illness||There's a "Mysterious Fungus" infecting the American Southwest. Valley Fever has been around for more than 100 years, and affects poor farm workers, prisoners, and people living in endemic areas. For some, it becomes a lifelong illness which is baffling||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitToo Sick & Naked: A Journey Through Lyme Disease||Believe it or not there's an 'uptick' of Lyme disease in Los Angeles! The summer of 2017 exposed numerous cases in the Santa Monica mountains as well as San Francisco county. Take a listen to this exciting episode as Los Angeles based Actress/ Model Jac||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
As a self diagnosed hypochondriac I really love this podcast! 🙈😂 I find the concept of it very interesting! The topics are handled thoroughly and in a entertaining way, with real people, and real stories. I can’t wait for more episodes!!
gotta love this!
thank you! relief from the most stressful job in the world: nursing. Ersilia gives us a breath of fresh air
Funny and informative!
The host has fascinating guests. I often learn something new or gain insight into the human condition. The show is also quite funny!